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Heron on the Harrington

On the drive home from Hannah’s summer basketball league, much to her dismay, I pulled over when I spotted this great blue heron in the Harrington River. The ear buds … Continue reading

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Oh Deer!

deer in Eastport

This young doe was “bagged” on the bluffs in Eastport this morning. She didn’t seem to mind as I pulled the car to a stop and rolled down the window … Continue reading

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Devastated by a Mink

This is round one of meat chicken harvesting. Yesterday we processed 19 cornish rock chickens for the freezer. Today’s agenda was to finish the remaining sixteen birds. The next round … Continue reading

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A Little Porch Company

It seems that I have a bit of extra company when I sit on the porch these days. As I was enjoying the view of the ducks on the pond … Continue reading

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He’s Mocking Me

My enthusiasm over the victory over the squirrel has diminished. He’s back, and I do believe he’s mocking me. Adding cayenne to my bird seed this weekend kept the squirrel … Continue reading

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Victory Over The Squirrel

This has become a common sight at one of my feeders. I haven’t been too bothered by the squirrel snacking. In fact, they’ve been quite entertaining at times. However, the … Continue reading

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A Gang of Wild Turkeys

Today, I passed a field full of wild turkeys – their heads buried in the snow, foraging. It was a pretty sight.

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Determination

squirrel studing bird feeder

This morning, I stood at the kitchen window sipping my first cup of coffee, studying the aftermath of last night’s storm. Although still blustery and snowing, the storm looked as … Continue reading

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Natural Curiosity

deer

I wonder what she was thinking of me as I stood 30 feet away snapping pictures. She seemed as curious of me as I was of her. This went on … Continue reading

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The Sofa View

The turkey is roasting and the pie has been baked. I sit here at my spot on the sofa, reflecting on this Thanksgiving afternoon, my family enjoying a quiet day … Continue reading

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Seagull or Bald Eagle?

I sat by the side of the road for ten minutes today snapping pictures of this Bald Eagle perched on a rock, waiting for him to do something majestic. With … Continue reading

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A Squirrelly Situation

I spent much of my Saturday indoors cleaning and advising Paul as he installed a new counter and sink in my laundry room. A scurrying sound across my window screens … Continue reading

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Whitetail Momma and Baby

baby deer

Is there anything sweeter than a fawn? Until she grows up and discovers my garden? These deer were grazing across the road. What are the chances they’ll stay in that … Continue reading

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What Variety of Hawk?

I “captured” this beautiful hawk on my way home today. Any idea what type of Hawk she is?

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Neighborhood Bear Caught on Candid Camera

We live on a very quiet country road where there are only four year-round residents. Each neighbor has a story of a bear encounter. We have yet to see one. … Continue reading

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Are Snails Cute?

Snail on a purple coneflower

Why is it that I find slugs so abhorrent and snails so darn cute? They’re kind of the same thing, aren’t they? While helping Hannah hunt for grasshoppers for her … Continue reading

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Bog Brook Cove Hike

Two seals on the rocks

Day three of my homecation involved a mother-daughter hike to Bog Brook Cove in Cutler, Maine. The hike out to the coast took us through a variety of terrains – … Continue reading

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Moving In

the squirrel house

A curious sight caught my attention this evening. Our resident squirrel is building her nest and she’s accessorized with this scrap of fabric from a long forgotten scarecrow. Just a … Continue reading

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The Easter Squirrel

Cute Little Squirrel on Easter

This cute little guy caught our attention on Easter Sunday. We found him just outside the living room window tugging on a piece of fabric that was stuck in a … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Granny Gadget Gift

Canon Rebel EOS T3i

My cameras have always been point and shoot. Recently, I told Mom that my next camera would be a digital SLR. Shortly after that conversation I received an email from … Continue reading

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